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Court house where the cause is to be adjudged. And that such Commissions fhall or may be obtained and illue and be executed, and have the like effect as directed by Law, respecting Commillions for ezauninations in remote places.

11. And for as much as the Judges of the Common Pleas are in the practice of making frequent Tournées or Cricuits in their Counties for the trial of small causes not exceeding. Ten Pounds Sterling, and the examinations so to be taken by Commission, may be fometimes conveniently executed by a single Judge of the Court where the cause is triable. Be it further ordained by the fame authoriiy, that the examinations, when taken before a single Judge of the Court in which the action is pending, after the manner and in the cales for which a Commission might have been issued for examining Witnelfes within the County, but thirty iniles from the Court-house thereof, shall be as valid in the Law, as if taken by Commission or before two Judges in open Court. And that such remedy as the Law permits or inay require, for compelling the attendance of Witnesses before the Court of Common Pleas in open Court, may be taken for compel. ling their attendances on the examinations hereby allowed to be taken, whether before Commissioners or before a single Judye, any thing in any former Law, Usage or Cul. tom lo the contrary notwithstanding,

HI. Provided always, and be it also ordained by the fame authority, that nothing. herein contained shall be construed ta authorize any one Judge to take such Examinations on the Circuit, who may not be competent to have cognizance of the cause, and to hear and adjudge in the same, in open Court, nor to authorize the giving in Evi. dence to a Jury, the depositions taken by Commillion within the County, where the trial by Jury, shall be liad, without the consent of both parties entered upon the Minutes, of the Court.

IV. And provided also, and be it further ordained by the same authority, that the fine upon a Witness for his default, in not attending to give Testimony, shall be at the discretion of the Court where the cause is pending, and shall not exceed the sum of Ten Pounds Currency, and that the Court letting such fine, shall have authority to compel the Payment thereof by Process to any place in the Province, tho' the same be not within the District or County where it fits, whether such default or contempt be to the Court, or to Commissioners, or a fingle Judge in manner afore-mentioned. And the same Process shall be executed in any District by the Officers therein as the Process of the Court thereof may be ; but as the Court issuing the saine shall command, which fines so recovered shall be paid to the Receiver General for he use of the Crown, and without detriment to the right of a party injured by the default of a Witness to his remedy by private action at Law.

A LURED CLARK E. Enacted and. Ordained by the authority aforesaid, and passed in Council under the

Great Seal of the Province, at the Council-chamber in the castle of St. Lewis, in the city of Quebec, the Turenty-fourth day of February, in the Thirty- fecond Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lard GEORGE the Third, by the grace of God of Great.. Britain, France and Ireland King, defender of the Faith, and so forth, and in the Year of our Lord One thousand feven hundred and ninety-two.

С А Р. III:

AN ORDINANCE For suspending the Sessions of the Court of King's Bench at Montreal, and to facili-

tate the Proceedings in Appeal Causes,

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II. Et d'autant que les Juges des plaidoyers communs font en usage de faire des fournées ou circuits fréquents dans leurs comtés, pour l'audition des petites causes n'excédant pas dix livres sterlings, et que l'examen à être ainsi pris par commission, peut-être quelque fois convenablement exécuté par un seul juge de la cour où la cause peut-être plaidée. Qu'il soit de plus ordonné par la dite autorité, que l'examen ainsi pris devant un seul juge de la cour dans laquelle l'action est pendante dans la maniere et dans le cas pour lesquels une commission pourroit avoir été émanée pour l'examen des témoins dans le conté, à trente miles de la cour d'icelui, sera aussi valide en Loi que s'il eut été pris par commission ou devant deux Juges en Cour ouvertemet que tel remède que la Loi permet ou peut réquerir pour obliger la présence des témoins de. rant la cour des plaidoyers communs en cour ouverte peut être pris pour obliger leur présence à l'examen permis par la présente, foit devant des commissaires ou devant un feul Juge, nonobstant aucune chose dans aucune ancienne Loi, usage ou coutume à ce contraire.

III. Pourvû toujours et il est aussi ordonné par la dite autorité, que rien y contenu ne sera entendu autoriser aucun Juge à prendre tel examen dans le circuit qui n'est pas compétent pour prendre connoillance de la cause, et pour entendre et juger en icelle, en cour ouverte, ni autoriser à produire en témoignage devant les jurés, les dépositions prises par commission dans le comté lorsque ce lera un procès par jurés, sans le consentement des deux parties inscrit dans les minutes de la cour.

IV. Et pourvû aussi et il est de plus ordonné par la dite autorité, que l'amende encourue par un témoin pour son défaut en ne se présentant point pour rendre témoignage, fera à la discretion de la Cour où la cause est pendante et n'excédera pas la somme de dix livres courans, et que la Cour infligeant telle amende, aura autorité de contraindre le paiement d'icelle, par ordre dans aucun endroit de la Province, quoique ce ne soit

pas dans le district ou comté où elle Liége, soit que tel défaut ou mépris soit envers la cour, ou envers les Commissaires, ou envers un seul Juge dans la maniere susmentionée. Et le même ordre sera exécuté dans aucun district par les officiers en icelui comme l'ordre de la cour d'icelui peut l'être, et tel que la cour qui l'aura émané l'ordonnera, lesquelles amendes ainsi recouvertes seront payées au receveur général pour l'usage de la Couronne et sans préjudice au droit de la partie gréyée par le défaut d'un témoin pour son remède par action civile en Loi.

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A LURED CLARK E.
Satué et ordonné par la susdite autorité et passé en Confeil fous le Sceau Public de la'
Province, en la Chambre du Conseil

, du Château St. Louis, en la ville de Qué-
bec, le vingt-quatrième jour de Féyrier, dans la trente-deuxiéme année du Regne
de fa Majesté GEORGE Trois, par la Grace de Dieu, Roi de la Grande Bre---
tagne, de France et d'Irlande, Défenseur de la foi, &c. &c. &c, et dans l'année de

notre Seigneur mil fept cens quatreringt-douze. Iraduit par ordre de Son Excellence, le Licutenant Gouverneur.

P. A. DE BONNE, A. S. & T. F..

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An Ordinance, for cablishing courts of civil judicature in the province of QUEBEC.--[Repealed by

Prov. Stat. 37. Geo. III. Cap. 6ih. Sec. 38.]
To regulate the proceedings in the courts of civil judicature in the province of QUEBEC.—[Expired.]
For ascertaining damages on protested bills of exchange, ar.d fixing the rate of interest in the province of

QUEBEC.-(in force.]-[Vide Prov. Stat. 34. Geo. III. c. 2d.]
For regulating the markets of the towns of Quebec and Montreal.---[in force ]
For establishing courts of criminal jurisdiction in the province of Quebec.-[Repealed by Prov. Stat. 34.

Geo. III. Cap. 6th. Sec. 38.]
Declaring what shall be deemed a due publication of the ordinances of the Province.—[Expired.]—[Vide

Prov. Stat. 34. Geo. III. Cap. ist.]
To prevent the selling of strong liquors to the Indians in the province of Quebec, as also to deter persons

from buying their arms or cloathing, and for other purposes relative to the trade and intercourse with

the said Indians.-[in force.]—Explained and amended by Ordinance 31ít. Geo. III. Cap, ist.]
For regulating the militia of the province of Quebec, and rendering it of more general utility, towards

the preservation and security thereof.--[Repealed by Prov. Stat. 34. Geo. III. Cap. 4th. Sec. 31.]
For regulating the currency of the Province.-[in force.]
Concerning bakers of bread in the towns of Quebec and Montreal.--[in force.]
For repairing and amending the public highways and bridges in the province of Quebec.—[in force.]
Empowering the Commissioners of the peace to regulate the prices to be paid for the carriage of goods,

and the pallage of ferries in the province of Quebec.-[in force.]
For preventing accidents by fire.-[in force.]---Amended by Ordinance 30ih. Geo. III. Cap. 7th.]
For preventing persons leaving the Province without a pass.-[in force.]
To empower the Commissioners of the peace to regulate the police of the towns of Quebec and Montreal,

for a limited time.--[in force.]-[Continued by several ordinances amended and made perpetual by ordi

nance zift. Geo. III. Cap. 3] Concerning the distribution of the estates and effects of persons leaving the Province without paying their

debts.-Ditallowed by His Majesty in Council on the 13th. of May 1778. Vide Proclamation issued

by His Excellency Governor Haldimand, 3i1t. October, 1778.] For continuing an Ordinance made the twenty-fifth day of February, in the seventeenth year of His Ma

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jelly's Reign, intituled, “ An Ordinance to regulate the proceedings in the Courts of Civil Judicature in

« ihe Province of Quebec.”—[Expired.] For continuing an Ordinance made the twenty-ninth day of March, in the seventeenth year of His Majes

ty's Reign, intituled, “ An Ordinance for regulating ihe Militia of the Province of Quebec, and rendering

" it of more general utility towards the preservation and security thereof."--[Expired.] For continuing an Ordinance made the twenty-third day of April, in the seventeenth year of His

Majesty's Reign, intituled, “ An Ordinance to empower the Commissioners of the Peace to regulate the Poo 66 lice of the 1cwns of Quebec and Montreal, for a limited time."--Expired.]

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Ordonnance, qui établie les Cours civiles de Judicature en la Province de QUEBIC-- [Rappellée par le

Stat. Pioy. 3f10e Geo. III. Cap, 6. Sec: 38.]
Qui règle les formes de procéder dar.s les Cours civiles de Judicature établie dans la Province de Que-

BEC-[Expirée]
Qui fixe les dommages sur les Lettres de Change protcitées, et le prix des Intérêts dans la Province de

QUEBEC.--[en furce. [Vide Stat. Prov. 37. Geo. III, Cup. 21]
Portant Réglement pour les marchés dans les villes de Québec et de Montréal.—[en force ]
Qui établit les Cours de Jurisdi&ion Criminelle en la Province de Quebec.-[Rappellée par le Stat. Prov.

34ine Geo. III. Cap. 6. Scc. 38.]
Qui déclare comment feront duement publiées les Ordonnances dans cette Province de QUEBEC.-[Ex-

piré.]-[Vide Star. Prov. 34. Geo. III. Cap. 1.
Qui défend de vendre des Liqueurs fortes aux Sauvages dans la province de Québec, qui empêche aufli
d'acheter leuss armes et habillemens, et pour autres objeis concernans la traite et le commerce avec les

diis Sauyages. (en force.)-(Expliquée et amendée par l'Ord. 31. Geo. II. Cap. 1.)
Qui règle les Milices de la province de Quebec et qui les rend d'une plus grande utilité pour la confur-

vation ct la suicié d'icelle.- (Rappellée par le Stat. Prov. 3.41 e Geo. Ill. Cap. 4. Scc. 31.)
Qui établit le cours de la monnoie en la Proyince de QUEBEC.-'en force.)
Qui concerne les Boulangers dans les villes de Québec et de Montséal en la Province de QUEBEC.-en

torce.)
Pour réparer, réformer et entretenir les Grands Chemins publics et les Ponts dans la Province de Que.

BEC.--(en force.)
Qui autorise les Commissaires de la paix à régler le prix des chariages des Marchandises, et du passage des

Bacs en la Province de QUEBEC.-(en force:)
Pour prévenir les accidens du feu en la Province de QUEBEC.-en force.)
Pour empêcher qui que ce soit de quitter la Province fans un palieport-en force.)
Qui autorise les Commiffaires de la paix à régler la Police dans les villes de Québec et de Montréal pour

un tems limité-en force.)-- Continués par plusieurs ordonnances, amendée et rendue perpétuelle

par l'ordonnance 31 me Geo. III. Cap. 3) Concernant la distribution des biens et eifets des particuliers qui partent de la Province fans païer leurs

destes.-- (Prohibée par la Majesté en Conseil le 1 3me jour de Mai 1778. Voiez la Proclamation émanée

par son Excellence le Gouverneur Haldimand le zime Octobie, 1778.)
Qui continue une Ordonnance pasiee le vingt-cinquieme jour de Février, dans la dix-septieme année du
Règne de fa Majesté, intituléc, « Ordonnance qui rigle les formes de provider dans les cours Civiles de

Judicature établies dans la Province de Québec."-(Lxpirie.)
Qui continue une Ordonnance pafiée le vingt-neuvieme jour de Mars; dans la dix-septieme année du

Règne de sa Majesté, intitulée, “ Ordonnance qui régle les Milices de la Province de Crébec, et qui les

** rend d'une plus grande utilité pour la conservation et la fureté d'icelle.--(Expirée). Qui continue une Ordonnance passée le vingt-troisieme jour d'Avril, dans la dix-seprieme année du Règne de sa Majesté, intitulée, Ordonnance qui autorise les Commissaires de Paix à régler la Police dans les vilies de Québec et de Montréal pour un tems limité."-'Expiree.)

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To probabit, for a limited time, the exportation of wheat, reale, cats, biscuit, four os meal of any

Liad; alia cf horned castle: and thereby io sechuce the present ligh price of whend four.--Expired.] Del::ibing the persons who mall be deemed l orellallers, Regrators and Ingrollers in this Proyince, and

inficting punillinents upon those who fall be found guilty of such offences.--[Expired.] For the regulation and crablishment of l'ees. -- [Expired.] Tor regulating all such persons as keep horses and carriages to let and hire, for the accommolation of tra

veliers, commonly called and known by the name of Maitres de Pote. -in force. --Continued by leye

1 Ordinances and Acts; amended and made perpetual by Prov. Stat. 35th. Geo.lil. Cap. 7. Sec. 1. For altering, fixing and establishing the Age of Majority.-[in force.] For securing the Liberty of the Subject, and for the prevention of Imprisonments out of this Province.

(in force ]-[Vide Prov. Stat. 34. Geo. III. Cap. 6. Sec. 37.] For further continuing an Ordinance male the twenty-nin:h day of March, in the seventeenth year of His Majelty Roign, intituled, “ An Ordinance for regulating the Militia of the Province of Quebec, and

rendering it of more general utility towards the preservation and security thereof."-[Expired.] To regulate the proceedings in the courts of civil judicature, and to establii TRIALS by JURIES in ac

pions of a cominercial nature and perfor.al wrongs to be compensated in damages.-[in force.)
Concerning Land Surveyors, and the admcasurement of Lands.--[in force.]
Concerning Advocates, Attornies, Solicitors and Notaries, and for the more easy collection of His Ma-

jesty's Revenues.--[in force )--[Amended by Ordinance, 27th. Geo. III. Cap. 11ih.]
For gran:ing a limited civil power and jurisdillion to his Majesty's justices of the peace in the remote parts

otihis Province.-(Repealed by Prov. Stat. 34. Geo. ill. Cap. 6. Sec. 38.]
To prevent the exportation of unmerchantable four, and the false taring of bread and flour casks.

[in force.] For continuing an Ordinance made the ninth day of March, in the twentieth Year of his Majesty's Reign,

intituled, "An Ordinar.ce for the regulation and cleiblijk:ment of Tees."--[Expired.] For further continuing an Ordinance made the twenty.third dav of April, in the seventeenth year of His

Majesty's Reign, intituled, “ An Ordinance to in power the Commiflioners of the Peace to regulate the

“ Police of the Towns of Quebec and Montreal, for a limited time."--Expired.] For furiher continuing an Ordinance made the twenty-ninth day of March in the seventeenth year of His Majesty's Reign, intitulari, “ An Ordinance for regulating the Militia of the Province of Quebec,

“ and rendering it of more general utility towards the preservation and security thereof."-(Expired.) For further continuing an Ordinance male the ninth day of March in the twentieth year of Ilis Majesty's

Reign, intituled, " An Ordinance for the regulation and ellablıhınent of fees."---(Expired.)
Ior further continuing an Ordinance made the ninth (lay of March, in the twentieth year of His Majelo

ry's Reign, intituled, “ An Ordinance for regulating all such persons as keep Horses and Carriages to
o le: and hire for the acconio odation of Travellers, co:nmonly called and known by the naine of

Maitres de Poje."--Expired.). To regulate the proceedings, in cerinin cafes, in the Court of King's Bench, and to give the subject ibie

benefit of Appeal from Large Fines.-in force. -- (Vide Prov. Stat. 34. Geo. III. Cap. 6.) For better regulating the Militia of this Province, and rendering it of more general urility towards the

preservation and securiiy thereof.-(Repcaled by Prov. Stat: 34. Geo. III. Cap. 4. Sec. 31.) For quartering the 109ps upon certain occasions, in the country parishes, and providing for wie convey:

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ance of effects belonging to government.--(in force.)--(Extended to the Militia wlien embodied &c. by Proy. Stat. 34. Geo. III. Cap. 4, S:c. 30.

Ibid.

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